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The 32nd Annual Tallahassee International @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm
The 32nd Annual Tallahassee International @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

An annual juried competition open to artists worldwide, with a wide range of media and subject matter.

The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition sponsored by the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts and juried by faculty from the College of Fine Arts. The competition is open to artists worldwide.
This year close to 250 artists entered the competition giving the jurors, Carrie Ann Baade, Associate Professor (painting and drawing), J. Chalet Comellas, Assistant Teaching Professor (contemporary art) and Terri Lindbloom, Professor (sculpture, installation, performance, experimental drawing), who are all faculty members in the FSU College of Fine Arts, Department of Art, nearly 500 works to consider. After much deliberation, 34 works by 22 artists were accepted for the exhibition.
The pieces chosen represent a wide array of contemporary work, encompassing all art forms from traditional to unconventional. Listed below are the accepted works of art for, The 32nd Tallahassee International.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 1st from 6:00-8:00pm
*Exhibition runs August 28th through October 1st. Admission is FREE and open to the public! Click here for information about the MoFA’s opening hours, location, and parking.


  • Carrie Ann Baade, Associate Professor
  • J. Chalet Comellas, Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Terri Lindbloom, Professor
Thomasville OnStage & Co.’s ‘Fantastick’ Season opens Sept 15th @ TOSAC's Storefront Theatre
Sep 15 – Sep 24 all-day
Thomasville OnStage & Co.'s 'Fantastick' Season opens Sept 15th @ TOSAC's Storefront Theatre | Thomasville | Georgia | United States

Fri & Sat Sept 15 & 16- 8 pm & Sun Sept 17- 2 pm
Fri & Sat Sept 22 & 23- 8 pm & Sun Sept 24- 2 pm
The Fantasticks
Thomasville Onstage & Co.
117 S. Broad St
Thomasville Ga 31792
Tickets: $15 adult / $12 student
Buy in advance at www.tosac.com
or by calling 229-226-0863 TOSAC’s ‘Fantastick’ season opener goes up September 15th

TOSAC’s ‘Fantastick’ Season Opens Friday Sept 15 with classic American Musical Theatre

America’s longest running musical is coming to the stage of Thomasville OnStage & Co.’s downtown storefront theatre. ‘The Fantasticks’ will open the season for the local community theatre on Sept 15th, and continues through Sunday, September 24th.

There is an aspect to this year’s season opener that should add some special magic to the show. It is being directed by seasoned veterans of Broadway musical theatre. Trey Cox (director) and Tom Whiddon (music director) have traveled the world as music directors and musicians for a list of Broadway touring companies of shows such as the 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserables, Mel Brooks’ the Producers and Young Frankenstein, the Drowsy Chaperone and many others. They have worked with a host of renowned Broadway stars and Tony award winning directors and choreographers. Both Whiddon and Cox operate Versa Musica Conservatory of Music at the Thomasville Center for the Arts, conducting private music lessons for children and adults.

Trey Cox is making his directorial debut with Thomasville Onstage & Co., though those who attended the sold-out spring production of ‘The Secret Garden’ will remember him as that show’s music director. This is TOSAC’s third time to produce ‘The Fantasticks’, but Cox feels this production has unique aspects that make it worth coming out to see this classic of American musical theatre again, such as the steampunk inspired set and costume design, and the use of mothers in the scheming parent’s roles, instead of the traditional father duo.

The Fantasticks is most memorable for its recurring theme song, ‘Try to Remember’, which has been recorded by many varied artists including Jerry Orbach, Harry Belafonte, Andy Williams, Liza Minelli, and Gladys Knight & The Pips. It is an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling mothers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love.

Local theatre goers will recognize most of the cast members, who are regulars in the Thomasville and Tallahassee theatre scenes. The infamous El Gallo (originally played by Jerry Orbach) is being played by Erin Grubbs, last seen in Thomasville as the charming and diabolical Sweeney Todd in the Red Hills Players production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Peyton Hodges, (The Secret Garden’s Dr. Craven) plays ‘the old actor’ Henry, and TOSAC veterans Donna Mavity and Emmy Tancsics portray the conniving parents of the bewildered lovers. Two young actors who have literally grown up on the TOSAC stage play major roles in the production. Julianna Watson (most recently seen as Ursula in TOSAC’s The Little Mermaid) and Adam Hunter (The Prince in TOSAC’s Cinderella) play the young lovers Matt & Luisa. The role of Luisa is double cast with Watson and TOSAC newcomer Melanie Applegate, with Applegate playing the opening weekend (Sept 15-17) and Watson playing the final weekend (Sept 22-24) Rounding out the cast are two more cast members who have also come of age on the TOSAC stage, Matthew Whetsell plays Mortimer, and Tas’ina Copeland plays The Mute.

Show dates and times for The Fantasticks are opening weekend, Friday and Saturday September 15 & 16 at 8 pm, and Sunday September 17th at 2 pm. Final weekend is Friday September 22nd through Sunday September 24th, same times. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, and may be bought online at www.tosac.com, or reserved by calling 229-226-0863. The house opens at 7:30. Reservations are recommended, as musical productions often sell out before show time.

35th Annual Capital City Quilt Show at the Museum of Florida History @ Museum of Florida History
Sep 22 all-day
35th Annual Capital City Quilt Show at the Museum of Florida History @ Museum of Florida History | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

The Museum of Florida History and Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee are proud to present the 35th Annual Capital City Quilt Show. The 2017 show, Sentimental Journey, opens August 4 and continues through September 24. This annual exhibit features more than 50 hand-crafted and machine-made contemporary quilts, ranging from small wall hangings to bed quilts.

Educational activities offered during the show include the 2nd Saturday Family Program on August 12. Quilts in the show are also available for viewing on the Museum’s Pinterest page, which can be found at pinterest.com/museumflhistory.

Each year the show highlights the Opportunity Quilt, which is designed and constructed by members of the guild. The 2017 Opportunity Quilt is titled Sentimental Journey and is a nine patch pattern with an appliqued floral border. By making a small contribution to Quilters Unlimited, visitors can qualify for a chance to win the opportunity quilt. Visitors may also bid on beautiful quilted items in a silent auction. Winners will be announced on Sept 24.

The quilts are on display at the Museum of Florida History through September 24. Admission to the show is free, and free parking is available in a garage adjacent to the R. A. Gray Building. More information on Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee may be found at quilttallahassee.com. Information about the Museum may be found at museumoffloridahistory.com.

Capital City Pedicabs offers a unique riding experience! @ Capital City Pedicabs
Sep 22 all-day

image3Discover the many ways you can experience and enjoy a unique ride with Capital City Pedicabs!

Video: Check out Capital City Pedicabs in action
Video: Get to know Capital City Pedicabs

First Friday
Come out to First Friday in Railroad Square and leave the pedaling to us. Let us get you to the art park and back, around the park and more! Starting at $5 plus tips. Our professional pedicab drivers are here for you to help enhance the event!

Cascades Park
Let our Pedicabs take you around the park, to and from parking and more at Cascades Park events!

Civic Center
Let us take you from the event to your cars or around town for some more local fun! Look for us on the outside of the civic center for pedicab pick up!

Pokemon Pedicab Rides
Book your Pokemon Pedicab Rides Today! Hatch your eggs faster from a pedicab while seeing what Tallahassee has to offer! Inquire about rates today!

Let us make your special day stand out with our wedding services! Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Grand Entrance/Exit, Guest Shuttle Service and more, we have you covered! Inquire about rates today!

Date Nights
See what Tallahassee has to offer as we take you around the Gaines Street, Downtown, FSU Campus, FSU Collegetown, All Saints and Railroad Square areas! Inquire about rates today!

Florida State University
Catch a Pedicab on campus for your alternative transportation needs. Whether you are getting out of an event at The Student Life Cinema, catching a bite at The Den, hanging out at Strozier Library, going to and from the bars at Wescott Fountain, and more, leave the pedaling to us! $5 on campus and $10 off campus flat rates. Don’t forget to tip your drivers, they are pedaling hard for it!

Explore the historic downtown chain of parks on our pedicab tour. $25.00 per person plus tips.

Would you like to join their team?


Circus acrobatics classes for all kids age 7-17! @ Creative Acrobatics- circus classes for boys and girls age 7-17
Sep 22 all-day

Come and be part of our show!

Kids circus acrobatics!
For boys and girls age 7-17.
Classes and show at the FSU circus tent!
Sign up today at http://creativeacro.com/

Register today for Rhythmic Gymnastics! @ Mayela-Rhythmic
Sep 22 all-day

Rhythmic Gymnastics!
Recreational and competitive training for girls age 5-18.
Classes start September 8, 2017 at Gym Force Gymnastics.
To learn more: mayela-rhythmic.com

New Acquisitions and Old Favorites @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Acquisitions and Old Favorites @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

MoFA will present its most recently acquired objects as well as favorites from the Permanent Collection.
August 28-October 1, 2017; Reception September 1, 6-8pm

Image Credit: Melanie Walker, detail of Mislit

Visions of the Nazca @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visions of the Nazca @ Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Curated by Gabriela Germaná-Roquez & researched by students in her Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies class, this display presents Pre-Columbian pottery from the Carter Collection.

The exhibition presents a group of pre-Columbian ceramic items curated from the Carter Collection, which is held at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts for the Anthropology Department. The 29 selected ceramic objects were produced by the Nazca civilization which flourished between the first and seventh centuries AD on the southern coast of Peru. Nazca pottery features stunning naturalistic and mythological designs on thin-walled vessels in a variety of shapes. In researching the materials, the students are focusing on the evolution of Nazca ceramics over time, as well as the cultural and religious significance of the painted motifs.

The Carter Collection was donated to the Department of Anthropology by John and Mary Carter in 1944 and includes a variety of objects from various Andean ancient cultures.

Medicare Made Easy, an educational program presented by Capital Health Plan @ Capital Health Plan’s Governor’s Square Health Center
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

Are you becoming eligible for Medicare, new to Medicare, or retiring soon? This program is designed to help you understand the parts of Medicare, how and when to enroll in Medicare, and your Medicare options in an easy-to-understand presentation.

Friday Night Block Party – Colt Ford @ Collegetown
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday Night Block Party is now in Collegetown!

The Friday Night Block Party is the official tailgate event and features live music along with onsite vendors and special appearances! Join thousands of Seminole fans every Friday before home football games from 5-10pm in College Town!

September 22nd: Colt Ford

For more information, call 850-644-2550 or go to https://www.facebook.com/FridayNightBlockParty/.


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